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Do Longer Prison Sentences Reduce Recidivism? Federal Drug Trafficking Recidivism is Much Lower Than State Returns (2017)

"Is there one source for recidivism statistics? There are state level recidivism reports by the US Department of Justice measuring offenders at three and five years after release. The measurements include new arrests, convictions and incarcerations. See Crime in America-Recidivism Report for a comprehensive review of federal and private recidivism studies."

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